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  • PlayFirst Plays Its Way To $9.2 Million In Series C

    PlayFirst Plays Its Way To $9.2 Million In Series C

    Gaming startup PlayFirst has raised $9.2 million to expand its casual gaming experience into mobile and social, raising its total funding to $31 million. The Series C round was split into $5.2 million of VC funding from existing investors Mayfield Fund, Trinity Partners, and Rustic Canyon ventures and $4 million in debt financing from Comerica bank. PlayFirst was founded in 2004 and includes… Read More

  • Former EA, Yahoo Marketing Vet Mitali Pattnaik Appointed GM Of PlayFirst

    Former EA, Yahoo Marketing Vet Mitali Pattnaik Appointed GM Of PlayFirst

    We haven’t heard much from PlayFirst since we covered the San Francisco-based casual gaming startup’s last funding round back in December 2007, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t moving for the venture-backed company. Earlier this year, the startup inked a major deal with Big Fish Games and today it has announced that social game industry executive Mitali Pattnaik… Read More

  • PlayFirst Takes $16.5 Million Series C, Inks Deal With RockYou

    PlayFirst Takes $16.5 Million Series C, Inks Deal With RockYou

    Casual gaming startup PlayFirst has secured $16.5 million Series C in a round led by DCM that included original investors Mayfield Fund, Trinity Ventures and Rustic Canyon Partners. The new round brings total funding for PlayFirst to $26.5 million. San Francisco based PlayFirst was founded in 2004 and is focused on creating “shared casual game experiences around lasting original… Read More